buyer’s remorse

Not really remorse . . . but just icky feelings about the bailout. So first off, here is the document itself (PDF). I skimmed it and it reads a lot like every other bill I have ever read but the number $50,000,000,000 is very stunning to see in print. Especially when it is authorization to spend it and you know that we don’t have it.

AND, for years and years you have been thinking how cool it would be to have health insurance for everyone but it is always “too expensive.” It’s kind of like when you have saved up $2,000 for something really cool like a trip or new furniture and all of a sudden your car needs $5,000 worth of repairs. Or like it must feel when your kid crashes the family car (sorry mom) and you have to take a loan out for a new one and car payments are not in your budget.

AND, it makes me think how, for the first time in 8 years, there is a chance that your party might possibly win the presidency and there will be no money to do anything that we want to accomplish like more money for education, alternative energy, health care, etc.

Gotta do it I guess but still — how long are we going to be paying for this? Ick.

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2 Responses to buyer’s remorse

  1. lbsmom says:

    You sound like Obama. Today in Detroit, he called the bailout “an outrage” but will sign it anyway. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/1182/story/331103.html

  2. vickywoeste says:

    Ok, I’ve started reading, but it occurs to me: one measure of the new version’s improvement over the Paulsen plan:

    Paulsen plan: 3 pages
    New version: 110 pages

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